Driven: SSangYong Korando | Fueled

28 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Driven: SSangYong Korando | Fueled

Driven: SsangYong Korando

In the the SsangYong car brand was better for its more interesting and eccentric car with a practical but acquired Now the Korean car manufacturer is back the first of three new models the market with the impressive new Korando.  Placing themselves at the of one of the most hotly contested in Ireland, the compact crossover, appear to be taking no prisoners.

At glance, it appears to tick of the boxes.  It has gained quite a and athletic profile plus an front grille, twin pipes at the rear and finished off smart 17 inch five alloy wheels.  Just the blend of stlyling to keep the the Mummies#8217; happy and the Dads

  Inside is rather a nice to be too with supple leather a clean driver orientated with contrast brushed style plastics and a comfortable position.  Available in three #8211; Standard, Executive and the Korando comes with an amount of kit as standard including control, leather steering and gearknob, puddle lamps, entry, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, front seats and a plethera of The interior is quite minimalist and the of materials used is not outstanding but it is a package that should up well against its competitors.

A compact SUV is all about practicality and the nails it.  It#8217;s spacious inside with legroom up front and in the rear for There are storage compartments the cabin from the centre console and the glovebox, so you won#8217;t be for storage for purses, wallets or related parafinalia.

  It also boasts a large 486 boot big enough for a buggy and the shopping on top complete with hidden storage beneath the floor.

The ride is quite and shapes up well on the harshest of roads with the car feeling on most surfaces.  There is little body roll too the ride height.  Powered by a 2.0 turbo diesel engine 175bhp and 360Nm of torque, it not underpowered.

  But the power does seem to all in one thump in the middle of the rev range it feel like the engine out of breath and you find yourself through the 6 speed transmission a lot than you would expect.  It is a lot more refined at motorway where the engine really to come into its own.  quiet and refined while and the power delivery feels balanced with the car delivering a comfortable driving experience in environment.

The Korando is a very capable car and enough kit as standard to be a worthy in its segment, but it does lose out in a of areas.  It is a bit on the pricey side at €25,995 for the entry level specification.  It also features the 2.0 diesel as standard with C02 of 147g/km which pushes it Tax Band C at €390 per annum.

  Where it may win over many its stylish new looks, the price and savvy consumers of today be quick to see past its best

SsangYong has certainly come a way since it was last sold in and the new Rexton and Rodius promise big The Korean giant is making its and certainly here to stay.

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